Bahram Qassemi

Iran always sensitive to Quds issue: FM Spox

IRNA – Iran’s stance on Quds ‘is crystal clear’ as the former has always been sensitive to an important issue like the Holy Quds, said the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry on Monday.

‘Our stance on Palestine is clear and we did the best we could to this end during a recent meeting’ of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, Bahram Qasemi told reporters on Monday.

OIC held an extraordinary Summit on the Holy Quds in Turkey on December 13 to explore ways to confront the US new policy to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy Quds. Iran also attended the summit.

OIC member-states called on world to recognize East Jerusalem as capital of the Palestinian state.

Commenting on a question that in the final statement of the OIC summit, Iran did not directly refer to the fact that the entire Quds is the capital of Palestine, Qasemi said, ‘This is not true that there was some negligence. The only thing that we can do in meetings or conferences which are not exactly in line with our views, is to discuss our own positions and that is what we did’ during the summit.

‘In meetings and conferences that are dealing with an important issue such as that of the [Holy] Quds, if there exists an idea not completely in line with us, we won’t leave the event; the only thing we can do is to announce our ideas and later detail them and in the meeting the best thing that could be done was done,’ Qasemi added.